Up to 12 million tonnes of plastic enters our oceans each year
Trewin Restorick is the Founder of a new start-up charity called Hubbub which aims to revolutionise the way environmental messages are communicated to the general public by bringing people and organisations together as a force for good. He is also Chair of Student Hubs http://www.studenthubs.org/ Previously Trewin created Global Action Plan the UKâs leading environmental behaviour change charity which he set up in 1993. As CEO, Trewin developed award winning sustainability partnerships with organisations such as BskyB, Barts NHS Trust and EON as well as developing a wide range of successful environmental initiatives in schools and communities. Trewin is a frequent commentator on environmental issues including regular slots in Business Green, Guardian Sustainable Business and Sky News. He has been trained by Al Gore as one of his climate change ambassadors Before starting Global Action Plan, Trewin was Director of Fundraising at Friends of the Earth where he created PaperRound Londonâs leading community recycling business. Prior to Friends of the Earth, Trewin worked in the job creation team at Plymouth City Council and also produced a youth TV programme for the BBC called Something Else.
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The newly launched Community Fridge Network aims to stop this this food being wasted. The idea has been tested in Germany and Spain under various names such as Honesty or Solidarity Fridges.
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The campaign aims to make it easy for people to recycle their cups. Recycling bins will be placed in major offices, transport hubs and other public spaces. High street retailers will offer recycling facilities and street cleaners will be able to separate cups for recycling.
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The ambition is that Brighton's #BrightFriday activities will be the first of a series of community campaigns that will snowball throughout the country in subsequent years creating an antidote to Black Friday's consumerist message.
25/11/2016 15:02 GMT
UK homes waste 7 million tonnes of food every year peaking during periods of celebration such as Christmas, Easter and Halloween. Nobody wants to be a killjoy at these times but they offer a perfect opportunity to get people to change habits and try something new.
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Forward thinking companies such as Unilever have realised that they need to change to address global environmental challenges like climate change. These companies are fundamentally shifting how they do business from the way they source products through to the types of energy they use. But can they persuade their customers to join with them?
11/10/2016 15:56 BST
New research reveals that in the first week of the summer break £12 million worth of food will be thrown in the bin by UK families as they head off on holiday. More than half of people surveyed admitted to throwing away perfectly edible food before they went on holiday.
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The fashion industry flourishes on creativity, innovation, beauty and glamour. It is also an industry addicted to speed. New ranges hit the high street at ever increasing rates meeting a huge consumer demand for the latest trends.
19/02/2016 14:02 GMT
The Swadlincote adventure is launched on Wednesday 27th January and the year ahead promises to be intriguing. If all goes well it could be the Derbyshire town does revolutionise the way the UK address food waste.
28/01/2016 16:32 GMT
Every year I rashly agree to forecast/guess what will be the key sustainability trends for the year ahead. This time last year I did predict that under investment in flood defences would force government onto the back foot reducing them to sticky plaster solutions - so I got at least one right! What then might happen in 2016?
07/01/2016 15:51 GMT
Can business be profitable and responsible? A great question considered by a panel rich in experience including the Chairman of Sky, the CEO of Waitrose and the CEO of the RSA. The discussion was convened by Sky as part of the CBI Great Business Debate driven by polling which discovered that 53% of people do not think business has a positive contribution to make to society.
16/12/2015 12:24 GMT
24 million slices of bread are thrown out by UK households every day, according to research revealed this week from WRAP Surprisingly more than one in five households admit to binning an entire loaf of bread before even opening or slicing it. It is yet more evidence that we still haven't cracked the problem of food waste.
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The world of fashion is increasingly under the environmental spotlight as the impact of the industry becomes apparent from pesticides in cotton through to working conditions in Bangladesh. Top of the hit list are fast fashion chains with campaigns questioning whether the pile it high sell it cheap model can be environmental sustainable.
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Another general election slides by with barely a murmur about environmental issues despite growing evidence that we are placing increasing strains on the earth's capacity to provide the resources desired by modern lifestyles.
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